February 17, 2012

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is producing its first-ever student theatre production this spring at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, “Waiting for Lefty,” a classic play by Clifford Odets. Performances will run April 13-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay, with one matinee performance on April 21 at 2 p.m. The play is directed by Ivy Tech Waldron artistic director Paul Daily.

“As a comprehensive community college, it is part of the mission of the Ivy Tech – Bloomington campus to provide arts education and arts opportunities for students,” said Chancellor John Whikehart. “We have 10 Ivy Tech students performing in our first play, several slots open for Ivy Tech students as stage crew, and some employees will serve on the technical side.”

 Student auditions were held in late January for the cast, and call outs will be made for assistance from students on the technical side – building sets, sewing costumes, hanging and running lights, and for help during the run with set pieces and costumes.

“Although the play is almost eighty years old and very much of its time, with the Occupy movement and the Right to Work controversy, it is relevant again,” said Paul Daily, Ivy Tech Waldron artistic director.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Buskirk-Chumley box office, or by visiting Tickets are $15, or $5 for students/seniors.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.